The free shipping applies to total price of the actual items purchased WITHOUT shipping costs.
If the item is $5.99, "ACTUAL" total price is still $5.99 regardless of shipping costs selected.
There are many info pages on collecting and more in the links here on this page.
We have been collecting for a number of years and selling on ebay since 1998 as cocomilk. We started this store in January, 2005 and hope to provide vintage collectibles that you are looking for. Our items in the store are all original authentic collectibles, we don't deal in reproductions of any kind.